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The Yellow Shark di Frank Zappa al Romaeuropa Festival

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The Yellow Shark di Frank Zappa
Romaeuropa Festival
Parco della Musica
Roma
10.10.2018

The Yellow Shark è l'ultima opera orchestrale realizzata da Frank Zappa nel corso della sua vita, e rappresenta la summa (e probabilmente anche l'apice) della sua attività di compositore e musicista “serio," come ha sempre voluto ...

ARTICLE: JAZZ POETRY

Poetry and Jazz: A Chronology

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My intention here is to offer a detailed but inevitably incomplete chronology of poetry and jazz. The focus is solely on the combination of the two art forms in performance, not on poetry about jazz or jazz musicians or poetry inspired by jazz but not performed to music. My definition of 'poetry' is fairly broad and ...

ARTICLE: INTERVIEWS

Guido Harari, dietro al mirino come un jazzista

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"Potresti dire che sono un fotografo jazz, alla faccia di chi mi definisce da sempre un fotografo rock!." Guido Harari scherza volentieri sulla sua nomea di “fotografo musicale," autore di alcuni degli scatti entrati nell'immaginario collettivo e che ritraggono artisti come David Bowie, Tom Waits, Lou Reed, Patti Smith, Leonard Cohen, Fabrizio De André (alcuni dei ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Kukuruz Quartet: Julius Eastman Piano Interpretations

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Julius Eastman, morto non ancora cinquantenne nel 1990, è stato un esponente del minimalismo (nonché pianista, cantante e ballerino) influenzato a diverso titolo da John Cage, Morton Feldman e Meredith Monk (della quale fu in particolare collaboratore). Le quattro sue composizioni raccolte e reinterpretate dal Kukuruz Quartet in questo album, databili fra l 1979 e il ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

Jazzkaar 2018

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Jazzkaar 2018
Tallinn, Estonia
April 20-29, 2018

In the year of Estonia's celebrations, having attained a full century as a Republic, its Jazzkaar festival continues to be amongst the very best of the European range. Held annually in Tallinn, and primarily centred around the Telliskivi Creative City, the festival continued ...

Turbamulta: Turbamulta

Read "Turbamulta" reviewed by Glenn Astarita

This Portuguese experimental outfit presents a conglomerate of faint sounds, striking colors and multilayered passages with textural backwashes and asymmetrical pulses. As a whole, the musicians use off-centered instrumentation, and they tender a diverse playbook that should goad a listener's concentration.

The quintet launches the festivities with “I," which is included in a three-part ...

WEWANTSOUNDS: A Forgotten Don Cherry and Other Gems

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A forgotten gem from the extensive and multi-colored discography of Don Cherry is available again, courtesy of the French label WEWANTSOUNDS [yes, their name is uppercase only!].

Home Boy, Sister Out, produced by Ramuntcho Matta, was originally released in 1985 on Barclay Records. It was distributed in France and Germany only and was never ...

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Marc Ribot al Parco della Musica di Roma

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Marc Ribot
Parco della Musica
Roma
18.01.2018

Marc Ribot è sicuramente uno dei chitarristi più difficili da inquadrare in qualche categoria predefinita, talmente varie e numerose sono le esperienze musicali accumulate nei suoi quaranta anni di attività, dal punk alla contemporanea, dal latin rock al free jazz. Probabilmente la frequentazione ...

Lisa Ullén: Piano Works

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Pianist Lisa Ullén has followed her muse big time with Piano Works, a three-CD box-set of unaccompanied pieces, recorded in 2017. A native of South Korea, Ullén grew up and lives in Sweden, where most of her activity remains centered. She may be best known for her work on Anna Högberg's Attack (Omlott, 2016) and the ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

BAN BAM: Music Talking

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BAN BAM
The Complex
jny:Dublin, Ireland
November 25, 2017

BAN BAM is a new, one-day festival by Improvised Music Company--an initiative to address the gender imbalance in jazz/improvised music. A related All About Jazz article covered the conversations by industry professionals around the gender issue that took place in the ...